[syslinux] Question about syslinux EFI alpha version

Matt Fleming matt at console-pimps.org
Thu May 9 07:14:35 PDT 2013

On Thu, 09 May, at 03:52:24PM, Klaus Knopper wrote:
> I guess just linking the .o files together in order to get the symbols,
> and skipping dynamic loading, won't do the trick, would it?
Yeah, that should work, though load_env32() will need massaging so that
it no longer tries to load ldlinux.c32.

> > > 2. Support of my EFIstub-enabled bzImage format (maybe xz-compression
> > > type is to blame?)
> > 
> > EFI stub enabled kernels are definitely supported. I'm guessing it's
> > that you're running into the above message about the header version not
> > being supported?
> $ file -sk /mnt/boot/syslinux/linux 
> /mnt/boot/syslinux/linux: x86 boot sector\012- Linux kernel x86 boot executable bzImage, version 3.6.11 (root at eeepc) #12 SMP PREEMPT Thu Dec 20 04:04:10 CET 201, RO-rootFS, swap_dev 0x3, Normal VGA PE32 executable (EFI application) Intel 80386 (stripped to external PDB), for MS Windows
> The "format 0x20b" message happens after kernel and minirt.gz are
> loaded.
> I sent you an archive with the files.

Thanks, I'll look at fixing this.

Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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